News! Booking Now Available for Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Events and Demos

The 2017 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival kicks off NEXT MONTH!

Disney California Adventure  Food and Wine Festival

Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival

While last year’s Festival ran on weekends only, this year’s Disneyland Resort event will run daily from March 10 – April 16, 2017. And TODAY is the time to really start planning, because booking is now open for the Festival’s Ticketed Events! And with even more dates to enjoy, there are more events this year! Let’s take a quick look at the options… [Read more…]

News: Disneyland Introduces New Fine Dining Experience, 21 Royal

Disneyland Resort has recently introduced a new and exclusive fine dining experience, 21 Royal. If you thought dining at Club 33 was the pinnacle of fine dining at Disneyland, this new experience takes it to another level.

The 21 Royal experience includes dinner for 12 guests inside 21 Royal Street, a space that was meant to be Walt and Lillian’s private apartment overlooking New Orleans Square in Disneyland Park.

Inside 21 Royal at Disneyland ©CorderoStudios

Inside 21 Royal at Disneyland ©CorderoStudios

The evening begins at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, where valets will give you and your guests a VIP escort to 21 Royal Street. Diners will enjoy signature cocktails served by professional butlers in the salon, followed by a reception on the patio. Guests will also have a chance to explore the rooms in the apartment, in addition to learning the history of the space from guides including sommelier Matt Ellingson.

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Dining in Disneyland: Secret Menu Mozzarella Sticks at Stage Door Cafe

We are back in Disneyland today with a review of a “Secret Menu” item from Stage Door Cafe! You’ll find this hidden gem in Disneyland’s Frontierland, right around the corner from the Golden Horseshoe Saloon.

Stage Door Cafe

Stage Door Cafe

This hard-to-find eatery is teensy, with barely enough space for more than ten people in the counter service ordering area.

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News and Review: Main Street Electrical Parade-Themed Treats at Disneyland Resort

Many Disney fans have a special place in their hearts for their favorite parades and fireworks shows. And for a whole bunch of us, the Main Street Electrical Parade pulls at our heartstrings big time. And now that it’s back at Disneyland — welcomed by a TON of amazing MSEP themed treats? We HAD to get there!!

Main Street Electrical Parade Banner

Main Street Electrical Parade Banner

The glittering spectacle features innumerable lights, fan-favorite characters, and catchy, fun music. Beloved since its first appearance at Disneyland Resort way back in 1972 and its subsequent appearance in Disney World in 1977, the Main Street Electrical Parade is pretty universally adored.

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News: Booth Menu Details for Lunar New Year in Disney California Adventure

Are YOU preparing to celebrate the Lunar New Year with Mickey, Minnie, Mulan, and Mushu at Disney California Adventure?

©Disney

©Disney

If so, then you’ll want to keep an eye out for three new Asian Marketplace Booths that will be serving special items for the celebration, which runs from Friday, January 20th, through Sunday, February 5th.

Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure

Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure

Let’s take a look at the limited-time eats, inspired by the cultures of China, Korea, and Vietnam! [Read more…]

New DFB Video: Secret Menu (??????) at Cove Bar in Disney California Adventure

It’s Friday, and that can mean only ONE thing: Happy Hour!

And for today’s installment of our DFB YouTube Video Series, we’re coming to you from Cove Bar in Disney California Adventure!

Welcome back to Cover Bar!

Welcome back to Cove Bar!

Earlier this week, we started you off with a Mocktail Crawl around Walt Disney World. But today, we’re checking out some of the drinks featured on the Cove Bar’s Secret Menu…which are TOTALLY NOT MOCKTAILS. Just FYI. [Read more…]

News: Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Returning to Disneyland Resort in 2017!

Yeah yeah yeah!!!! So jazzed that this is coming back, bigger and better!

It was GREAT news for Disneylanders when the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival returned from a hiatus last Spring.

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

And it’s time to mark your calendars for March 10 – April 16, 2017. And this year’s Festival will be running DAILY! [Read more…]

Review: NEW Street-Style Hot Dog Menu at Disney California Adventure’s Award Wieners

So… speaking of hot dogs!!!

We’ve long enjoyed Disney California Adventure’s Award Wieners not only for its punny name, but also for its often unique take on typical Hot Dogs and Sausages.

Award Wieners

Award Wieners sign

Recently, they changed things up even more with a new selection of Street-style Dogs, so our Disneyland Correspondent, Heather Sievers, made her way over to Hollywood Land to check things out! [Read more…]

Disneyland Recipe: Warm Apple Butter Cake from Steakhouse 55 at Disneyland Hotel

SO excited about this perfect-for-winter recipe.

This time of year, where I come from, Apple is the King of Winter Flavors!

Warm Apple Butter Cake. ©Disney

Warm Apple Butter Cake. ©Disney

So I was super psyched to see this amazing recipe from Steakhouse 55.

Warm Apple Butter Cakes

Warm Apple Butter Cakes have it all — Caramelized Apples, moist Butter Cake, and a drizzle of Caramel Glaze spiked with Jack Daniels (!!) to top it all off. And what’s better? Since you make the cakes in individual portions, you don’t have to share. Sweet! [Read more…]

News: Main Street Electrical Parade Dining Packages Available for Disneyland Park

The Main Street Electrical Parade is returning to Disneyland Park — after a 20-year hiatus — for a limited run starting January 20, 2017, and running through June 18, 2017! Two Main Street Electrical Parade Dining Packages are available that include preferred viewing for the parade.

First, the Blue Bayou Restaurant will offer a three-course prix fixe meal (appetizer, entree, and dessert) that includes admission to a preferred viewing area for a designated performance of the parade that evening. Reservations for dates starting January 20th may be booked up to 60 days in advance by visiting Disneyland.com or calling (714) 781-3463.

Blue Bayou

Blue Bayou

Second, the Main Street Electrical Parade On-the-Go Package at Aladdin’s Oasis includes a Grab & Go meal featuring the guest’s choice of three entrees and a voucher for a preferred viewing area for a designated performance of the parade that evening. Meal pick-up time may be reserved on Disneyland.com or by calling (714) 781-3463 for dates starting January 20th for as early as 12:00 Noon up to 60 days in advance. [Read more…]